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taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely. we're back now on a monday morning, september 20, 2010. thank you for stopping by and spending part of it with us. it's always nice to have portant and distinguished people in our area as well. we just had a once over the barricade, to be with some of our fans out there.
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>> some of these families are worried about their nnl. >> let's get a check of the news from msnbc's tamron hall. hey, tamron. >> good morning, matt. hi winds and pounding waves. jim cantore is there. >> reporter: this is still breaking this morning. the best news we can give everybody is there's been no reports of major injury or death. they're very happy and they're very much priding themselves in that. power is down from 30,000 to
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28,700 as there's been considerable damage to the power system grid out here. fist responders are clearing out. we're doing pretty good, the sun's coming back out. >> flood watches are in effect today in corpus christi, texas. more rain is expected throughout the day. freed american sarah shourd is back in the u.s. calling her arrest in iran 14 months ago a huge misunderstanding and saying she's no spy, with two other
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americans still held in iran, she says she feels only one-third free. the american government says that 5,400 people were killed in traffic accidents blamed on distracted driving. officials say the problem is still an epidemic. a crash of a freight train in central india killed four people and injured several others. federal officials have now declared the bp well in the gulf of mexico effectively dead, five months after the worst oil spill in u.s. history. president obama calls the permanent sealing of the well an important milestone, but area residents are likely to feel the impact for years. and movie goers went to town over the weekend, a new ben affleck film taking in more than $23 million according to early
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estimates. "easy a" was second and "devil" the third. back to matt and ann. >> go ben affleck. >> let's get a check of the weather, mr. roker standing by. >> what is your name. >> shaun patrick. >> where are your teeth? >> i lost them. >> when did you lose those bad suckers? >> last summer. >> how much money did the tooth fairy give you? >> $4? >> $4 each? >> no, for both. 75-mile-per-hour winds, category one moving north northeast at 21. the good news is it's moving away, the bad news is rip currents with six to 12-foot waves from cape cod all the way down to west palm beach with high surf advisories, we are watching another area of
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disturbed weather near the cape verde islands, could become a tropical depression, the next couple of days we could see the formation of lisa. >> good morning, everyone. i a.m. tony pann -- no problems expected for the morning commute. heading into the afternoon, it will be breezy and mild was >> and that's your latest weather. we're joined now by the one and only shila buff who's star of the movie "wall street". >> we're excited for you. >> were you even born when wall street came out? >> i was just a year old maybe,
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1986, it came out? >> was it an important part of your research to study that movie and dissect it? >> i watched it on oliver. and he's big on updates. i watched it many times before i came in. >> the director is oliver stone and he's an interesting director in that he gets inside your head. but as an actor, with him in charge, it's interesting. >> he's orson wells and the easter bunny. >> why do you say that? >> he knows what he wants and he demands a lot, but he's got a soft touch. he doesn't berate you, but he expects a lot. >> there's a lot happening in the economy between the time the first one came out and this.
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>> you know, the greed is still there, even now, after having made it, they're bundling life insurance policies grim reaper style. it did get worse, less sex, drugs and rock 'n roll on the streets. >> i think all the characters have a little bit of good in them and then a good streak of evil in them as well. >> it's a bunch of sharks trying to eat each other alive. but if there is a good guy in this movie, it's jake. >> you know, i was their conduit
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to michael douglas. i was the introduction to superman. you rub my back and help me get some coin. so i have really good bargaining chips. >> i read one review in the paper, five stars. pretty good stuff. >> you're a real talent. >> and wall street money never sleeps, opens this friday. >> friday. >> let's go inside, tamron, take it away. lindsay lohan is back in the headlines after failing a court ordered drug test last week, a violation of a probation that puts her back in court to face a judge. more now from amy robach. >> reporter: i respectfully --
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lohan seemed to come clean, tweeting to her fans, this was certainly a set back for me, but i am taking responsibility for my actions. and i'm prepared to face the consequences. >> and the consequences could mean more jail time for the troubled actress. >> if you have a failed drug test, you will go to jail for 30 days. a hearing has to be set. so now, it's just a waiting game to find out what's going to happen. >> lohan was released last month after violating her parole. as a condition of her probation, she had to submit to two random drug tests while attending psychotherapy sessions and participating in an outpatient substance program. she tweeted substance abuse is a disease that unfortunately doesn't go away overnight. i'm working hard to overcome it.
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experts say there are definite steps she needs to take. >> getting rid of the friendships, the places you hang out or the things you used to do for fun because they're all tied to that drug life. >> do you think anyone can work with a drunk? take it from me, they don't. >> reporter: if she goes back to jail, that may affect her ability to star as linda lovelass. >> this failed drug test is definitely going to send a chill throughout hollywood, for now puts her career at worst in jeopardy and at the very least on hold. >> that was amy robach reporting. bonnie fuller is from hollywood life.com. bonnie, good morning. it's hard to talk about lindsay's career when you know that her health and her well-being is in jeopardy. but let me ask you, is this a huge set back for her in a town
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that seems to give so many chances to somebody who messed up? >> just when people were beginning to think that maybe this time she was finally turning a page and she understood that she had a problem, she has now given a major indication that she's not ready to get back to work, to resume her career and to get serious about tackling her drug problem. >> it's interesting, she sent signals that she was getting ready to get back started on the right foot. she was on mtv, some thought a little too soon to be joking about rehab. what signals did she send that she was on the right track? >> the thing is she didn't send the right signals, she sends all the wrong signals. she immediately went out and began to party again, she immediately went back to the scene of her many earlier antics that involved drugs and alcohol. and just on a friday night even, even after she knew she failed the drug test, she went out partying again with friends to a
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well known restaurant. >> some of the experts say what she needs to do is clean house, getting rid of people around her who are enabling her. maybe even take a break from her family. to talk with spun who's neutral who can help her out. >> she hasn't given that indication, she seems to be hanging out with the same crowd, going to the same haunts, doing the same things and suspending her mother, not her father, but her mother, who seems to be very much in denial about the situation and has not been supportive of her getting the help she needs. she needs to go back to rehab. a serious extended stay at rehab where she truly can turn her life around. >> bonnie fuller, thank you very much. greatly appreciate it. up next, avoiding some common money mistakes. and later, competition between you and your spouse. but first, these messages.
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there are some lifelong investment lessons you can learn. even though we have got these mistakes that we make, it seems to be mistakes that we make over and over again. >> going forward, hopefully things will begin to improve. but there are lessons that you just want to take at all times, no matter what the market's doing. >> first following the herd. >> you're watching all these
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things when things are a little bit bumpy in the market, and they say the market is up or it's down and people tend to follow that investment and do whatever they say. instead you don't want to do that. you probably want to end up buying when prices are up and selling when they're lois the opposite you want to do. >> basically you want to look at what your individual goals are. >> exactly, look at your portfolio, set up automatic investing. you can consider target date mutual funds. they reset automatically as you approach your retirement date, so if you tend to be somebody that follows the herd, that might be good for you because your money is somewhere else and somebody else is taking care of it. >> what about asset allocation? >> a lot of people put all their money in bonds because they're losing all this money. you want to have some sort of inflation protection and stocks tend to do that over time. >> then you say continue to own
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and buy stocks? >> you want to continue to buy stocks, and if you've got bonds in your portfolio, a lot of people went to long-term bonds, and that can be a problem depending on what inflation does. >> big mistakes people make are unexpecting -- expecting unrealistic returns. >> a lot of people when they hear of past performance over the years, they have earned 9%, 10% a year. in sometimes it can go just the opposite direction. and sometimes, in some periods, you can earn a lot less, a lot of people say over the next decade, it will be like 4% to 6%. >> kind of a coral larry to that is overpaying for past performance. >> this is for the following the herd people. they want to invest in a mutual fund where someone's done well. everybody's already gotten there and you might be paying high management fees for past performance so you want to do as
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we said before, set your portfolio up the way it should be and that's the way -- with index funds, very low cost funds. >> and one of the things you also say, bad timing can be a big mistake when you've got your money tied up in a cd. >> people tend to switch in and out of mutual funds, you don't want to do that with money you think you're going to want to use in the next five years. you want to keep that money out of the stock market and into things like money market fund for online high yield accounts. >> and you don't want to put too much faith in your broker? >> they're in business, so they might do trading a little more than -- >> they're it for themselves? >> they're in it to make money. and if you're somebody who doesn't watch your broker or are not involved with your investments, they may do more trading or something that may yield them a nice commission but might not be so good for you.
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so you want to watch what they're doing, or go to a family financial planner who just charge by the hour. >> and a lot of people make a big investment. >> a lot of people make the mistake of saying my house is going to be my retirement. in fact, historically homes only make about half a percentage point a year, taking inflation into account. some years ago, housing prices go up more and sometimes as we have seen they go down more. so you don't want to do that, you want to have a manageable portfolio instead. we're going to tell you one of the secrets to a happy marriage. long summer days, and not enough sleep. what i wouldn't do for a do-over. [ female announcer ] neutrogena® clinical skincare, exclusive ion2 complex combined with activating cream helps restore collagen depleted skin.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal tv 11 news in baltimore today. >> good morning. i am tony pann. it looks like a nice start to the workweek. and will be a little breezy this afternoon, highs in the upper 70s, mostly sunny skies. a nice day tomorrow as well, a high near 80. it will get warm at the end of the week, in the m hi. i'm jim perdue. in case of everyday emergencies... guys, go get changed! ...or soccer practice, it's important to be prepared for dinner. that's why i've prepared my perdue perfect portions fresh chicken breasts. they're individually wrapped, so you can cook what you need and store what you don't. we're not playing helicopter now. ready when you are, they're trimmed of fat
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that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. ♪ >> that's the band performing their song wakeup call and it's a reminder to you to tune in tomorrow morning. they'll be performing live to celebrate the release of their new album, hands all over. >> i love them. i really do. >> which one is your favorite? >> adam. meantime coming up in this half hour, who knew that taking out
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the garbage could lead to a happier marriage. who knew? i think everybody knew that. >> we're talking about the chore wars, from doing laundry and prepping meals to taking out the garbage, sometimes one partner feels like they're taking on a larger role and so we're going to tell you why it's important to pitch in to keep the peace. >> and a little bit later on, my book club for kids is in session. we're reviewing ninth ward, about a 12-year-old girl and her fiercely loving caretaker who had visions of an upcoming storm which turns out to be hurricane katrina. also ahead in "today's" kitchen, a party and healthy one dish dinner. turkey and meatballs. we'll see how that works out. but al, first, the weather?
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>> let's see what's happening as far as your week ahead's concerned, much above normal temperatures in the early part of the week, wet weather in the pacific northwest, as we move into the midweek period, you can see those above normal temperatures from the great lakes all the way into the southwest. below normal temperatures on the west coast. warm out west, warm in the southeast, showers from the central great lakes back into nexas and some rain in northern >> good morning, everyone. i m tony pann -- is turning out to be a nice day with some sunshine and a few clouds, and the breeze will pick up a little this afternoon.
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this morning on "today's" relationships, the chore wars. there's a new survey that founds that one out of every five americans admits to fighting over house work with their spouse every month. >> so how do you end this battle of the sexes. robbie ludwick has some advice. this is a universal problem, a lot of couples can relate to this and the survey was very telling. >> clr did a survey, and they were the first to look at this problem, how are men and women different when it comes to this problem, who cleans more and how do women really feel about it? 69% of women feel that they did all of the house work or most of it and 53% of the men said no, i disagree, i really feel like i pull my weight. >> was that surprising? >> no, because i think men are doing a lot more than they ever did before, so to them, taking
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out the garbage and maybe picking up after the kids feels like they are doing half the work, but women are working outside the home, so there is this kind of idea shift that's going on. >> and these little fights can seem trivial, but they can actually be damaging to a marriage? >> they can. because what the study also showed that women who felt that they were overburdened and taking on most of the responsibility really were angry with their husbands and not feeling as good about their marriages. but on the up side, women who felt that their husbands were helping and that things were fair and square really felt good about their relationship and this is something that comes up on a regular basis, one out of five couples on a monthly basis argue about it. it's reality. >> so one of the things you should do is assign appropriate assignments. >> right. so what you want to do is don't go against the grain. if your husband likes doing the laundry, let him do the laundry, if you like cleaning the dishes,
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separate it along the lines where people are actually good -- >> consider complements. >> were? you should all be complementing. nagging didn't work, if your partner really lets say one day cleans up the table, say thank you, that really meant a lot to me. success builds on success. and that really helps people do more of what you want them to do. >> it's overwhelming to clean a house when nobody wants to do it. do it in five minute intervals it's amazing what can get done in five-minute intervals. >> and you get the kids involved? >> i did this this summer. if you make it a family activity, you can burn calories, it's something everybody does together and then you reward yourself after the fact with movies or a nice dinner out. but get everyone involved.
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everybody's messing up so everybody should clean up. >> i'm saying to my mom, we should get a dishwasher, she said i've got six of them already. and one of the things you say, just do it. you're not going to like cleaning all the time. clr also studied that cleaning the toilet is the least popular thing to do. >> really? >> big surprise there. but sometimes you just have to do it. a clean home has a better chance of being a happier home so you have to do things in life you don't want to do all the time, so just make yours do it. >> and it sounds like you should also come up with a plan for these things so that everyone knows up front what they're doing. >> don't surprise me with an assignment. >> don't do i did this, you do that. we have a personality quiz that you can get on clr chore wars.com, it's also on the todayshow.com size. so you can find out what is your cleaning personality and find a way to make that work in your house. mine is a can do.
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i took the quiz, i'm a can do. are you a honey do or are you are a canada? >> i'm avoiding you as a possibility. i'm hiding in the closet. >> avoidance is not the solution. >> you can take that cleaning personality quiz on our website. i'm a neat freak, i'm a can do. >> up ne aren't you sick of these airline credit cards that advertise flights for 25,000 miles? but when you call... let me check. oh fudge, nothing without a big miles upcharge. it's either pay their miles upcharges or connect through mooseneck! [ freezing ] i can't feel my feet. we switched to the venture card from capital one -- so no more games. let's go see those grandkids. [ male announcer ] don't pay miles upcharges.
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good morning. on al's book club for kids. 12-year-old lanisha is -- mama sees a great storm coming, which turns out to be hurricane katrina. it would destroy her home and ravage new orleans. lanisha is forced to use her inner strength to survive the storm against all odds. this is the last meaning of this particular group of our book club kids, so we want to say hello one more time to ava thornton, sabrina fernandez and spencer carl otto. good morning to everybody. >> before we get to our book club kids, i want to ask you, you're an award winning adult book writer and author. and you decided to write a book
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for kids on hurricane katrina. why? >> i have wanted to write a book for children since i was in the third grade. and hurricane katrina worried me so much, i felt devastated for the children. so i wanted to write about a character that showed how strong and how wonderful they were. so lanisha really takes tragedy and turns it into a triumph. >> first of all, let's talk to eva. what's your question. >> hi, well, there's a certain supernatural element to the story that i like and i wanted to know what made you want to include this trait in the characters of molly yaya and lanisha? >> i wanted to create a sense that there was mysteries and wonders in the world and things you couldn't see, and that was to encourage lanisha to call on her inner wisdom and instincts.
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>> all right, miles i know you're kind of leaning forward. >> jewel, now in the book you particularly talked about mama yaya, did you have the same relationship with your grandmother as lanisha did with mama yaya because i know i have a very special relationship with my grandmother. >> my grandmother was the prototype for mama yaya and if it had. been for my grandmother, i wouldn't have become a writer. >> that's a great influence. >> claire williams from loudens borrow, alabama. claire, you have been reading along with the group, what is your question? >> my question is, i was just wondering, do you have any personal ties to new orleans, the setting of your book? >> no, i don't. i think it's kind of magical that i'm drawn to new orleans, i have been since i was a child and i think i must have lived
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there in another life. >> wow. >> kind of a little more supernatural. >> oh, yeah. >> thanks so much for your question, claire. now we have got sabrina fernand fernandez. what's your question? >> hello, jewel, my question is, it was a terrible disaster for hurricane katrina, so it took a lot of lives, of so many people and so many different communities so and in new orleans, how and why did you change the ninth ward? >> ninth ward was the area that was most devastated. that was the area where the levees first broke and right now you'll go visit the ninth ward and it's still just slowly rebuilding, so i went to the worst place to write about. but i wanted to go to a community where people loved each other so much and i wanted to show what was lost. >> and last but not least,
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spencer, what is your question? >> at the end of the book, something was holding lanisha in the water, what was it? >> i like to think that it was a tree that was holding her down and almost drowning her. that's when her mother the ghost comes and talks with her and everything is already. and lanis hrklanisha bursts up once again the strong child. >> one to five stars, five being the highest, ninth ward gets four stars. >> thank you. >> jewel parker wrote it. thank you so much, and thanks to you guys, you're a terrific group, we really loved having you guys. if you have a child that would want to join us who lives in the tri-state area, go to our website for more information. let's go to the next book, it's a whole other story by dr. comfort soup.
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and next "today's" kitchen with pamela anderson. but first, this is "today" on nbc. that pamela anderson.
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this morning on "today's" kitchen, hot chef pam anderson has expressed frustration about coordinating an entire meal, she was inspired to create a cookbook filled with simple recipes. the result, her one dish dinners. good morning. i'm sure you did it a lot. >> i do. >> what are you making "today"? and i'm stunned that it's one dish. >> it is. because you think, okay, we need -- this is essentially spaghetti and meatballs, you need one pan skillet for the meatballs, and a pan for the pasta. these are meatballs that are
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lean and delicious and we're adding toasted garlic, i like using toastal garlic because it gives it the real garlic flavor without the bitterness. we're going to add other flavorful things which you're going to mix in here, cracker crumbs and also fettuccine cheese. these are actually called meat drums. >> you mix all this together? >> and the reason i call them meat drums and meat mallets because it's tough to brown a meat ball. if you just form it in a tropicdrum shape, you've got two sides to totally brown. >> you can took everything in one batch. you don't have to do any batch cooking. and you're not rolling the beat malls around, you're just
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flipping them over to brown them out. >> exactly. >> and the double surface means you're not cooking -- we have got some delicious garlic here. we're going to add some flavor. because this sauce is not going to cook for hours and hours. it's only going to cook in about 10 or 15 minutes. we have got our sauce, we're going to add our meatballs back in. the double surface means the sauce is going to cook more quickly in this roasting pan. so we have got this in here, now we're going to add pasta. >> and this is different, because normally you would boil your pasta? >> exactly. this should simmer for about 10 or 15 minutes. >> does this allow the flavor to soak in even more? >> it does. so now we're going to add the pasta and six cups of water. now because the cooking time is so short, does it allow all the flavor to get into that sauce? >> it does, because we have added the garlic and the red
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wine which really bumps up the flavor. >> and we have got the finished product nearby? >> and this roasting pan also doubles as your serving dish. you don't even have to -- >> so this is meant for the -- i am a real cook and these are my solutions. >> you add a little fettuccine. and that's it. >> tell me about the kooky. >> this is a show about weight. >> perfect timing. >> the age and all the numbers nobody wants to admit to. >> it's the cookies. >> i love to make cookies, but i don't have time to make four dozen, just make one big one. and then you just take it to the table and cut it off. >> i'm doing it. >> we're about to reveal some very, very distressing numbers on our show.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal tv 11 news in baltimore today. >> good morning. all i am tony pann. we are off to a quiet start this monday, and in the afternoon it will be a bit breezy, but the highs will come into the upper 70s. we will have a mixture of
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sunshine and a flip clouds. the high up to eight small, with scattered thunderstorms wednesday through friday. tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really.
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don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.